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From Page 1
that's not our competitive advan-
that right now."
"Tell it to Snyder," a UAW
worker yelled to an approving
crowd as Obama described how
America would be better off
when workers were able to afford
the products they produced.
Obama toured the plant before
his speech, during which he dis-
cussed the rebirth of the auto
industry and the necessity of a
strong middle class.
. His remarks were intended to
address the looming fiscal cliff
and the possible tax increases
Americans family may face
should he and Congress not come
to a consensus on the spending
cuts and additional budget defi-
cit measures needed before the
end of the year. The President
From Page 1
sports, photo, copy and design -
determine their managing editors
through separate, section-specific
The managing editor is appoint-
ed by the paper's Management
Desk, consisting of the managing
editors of each section, the senior
editors and the editor-in-chief.
Weiner, who previously served
as managing editor and editorial
page editor, said he wants to focus
on improving the paper's online
presence and interaction with
"We're kind of in the same boat
as pretty much every other news-
paper," Weiner said. "We're work-
ing in a much smaller market, so
we don't have the clout that The
New York Times has in terms of
developing web applications and
things like that. It's important that
we further develop our website
and its interaction with the com-
Weiner added that social media
is important for improving rela-
tionships and increasing com-
munication between the sections,
noting that he believes everyone
on staff should know each other.
He added he hopes no lawsuits
occur during his year as editor in
chief, an issue the Daily has occa-
sionally dealt with in the past.
"I think the best legacy an
editor-in-chief can leave is no big
legal problems, and putting the
paper closer to the 21st century,"
Weiner said.
LSA junior Melanie Kruvelis
will join current editorial page
editor, Adrienne Roberts, an LSA
junior, as co-EPE for the paper's
opinion section. Kruvelis said she
and Roberts hope to enhance the
opinion section's online presence
to provide more mediums for peo-
ple to discuss important issues.
She added that the co-EPEs
hope to diversify the content in the
opinion section to relate better to
the University.
"I really hope that we're putting
out content that's really challeng-
ing students to think about what's
going on around them, both local-
ly and nationally, in ways they
haven't expected," Kruvelis said.

Roberts agreed with Kruvelis,
and added that she wants to con-
tinue to attract editorial board
members from across campus to
ensure that each editorial is well-
LSA junior Matt Slovin will
serve as managing editor after
working for a year as a senior
sports editor. He said he is excited
to develop a broader view of the

said Congress must pass a law to
preventa tax increase on the first
$250,000 of every American's
"That means 98 percent of
Americans ... and 97 percent of
small businesses wouldn't see
their income taxes go up a single
dime," the president said. "Con-
gress can do
He said he is willing to work
with Republicans in Congress on
a plan to reduce the deficit, but is
not willing to forfeit investments
in education, infrastructure
improvements, or research and
"Our success as a country in
this century will be defined by
how well we educate our kids,
how well we train our workers,
how well we invent, how well
we innovate," he said. "That's
how you bring good jobs back to
After the speech, State Rep.
Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) said

the president's remarks about
unions and the right-to-work leg-
islation was "on-point." She said
the actions taken - or not taken
- by her Republican colleagues in
the Legislature to pass the laws so
quickly seemed undemocratic.
"It's absolutely destructive,"
Tlaib said of the legislation. "To
think that some of the reasons
that they're using to pass this
through so quickly is absolutely
Maxine Graff-Goodman, a
resident of Farmington Hills,
Mich., said though she and her
husband are not union members,
they came to show support for
the President and the rest of the
"We think that we won the
election, it's time for the Republi-
cans to realize that," Graff-Good-
man said. "If we're going to move
this economy forward, we need to
take steps in the right direction to
do that."

paper outside of sports.
He added that he plans to
improve communication between
the managing editor and the sec-
tions, as well as enhance the web-
"That's the direction journal-
ism is heading, so that's where we
need to focus a lot of our time,"
Slovin said in reference to the
Daily's website "Updating it with
fresh content around the clock
will be very important."
Similarly, many section editors
said they hope to improve the Dai-
ly's online presence in the upcom-
ing year.
Newly elected managing news
editor Adam Rubenfire, an LSA
junior, said he is excited to have a
new digital news editor position
on the staff next year, a cause he
championed throughout the past
"I'm excited that the news sec-
tion will be able to put a bigger
emphasis on social media, blog-
ging and video," Rubenfire said.
He said the news staff plans to
launch a weekly video program
that involves commentary from
Daily reporters on the news from
that week.
"I think this will be great, as
our audience will be able to see
the 'story behind the story,"' he
said. "Our reporters are experts
on their beats, so it's impor-
tant to me that they share their
knowledge with our readers."
Rubenfire added that he also
hopes to work more closely with
the copydesk to'improve commu-
nication between news staff and
copy editors.
Business junior Zach Helfand
and LSA junior Everett Cook,
newly elected co-managing
sports editors, said they plan to
give individual attention and
advice to new writers.
"We're making sure that
everyone gets attention and
every writer, no matter how big
or small the sport, is getting per-
sonalized attention to ensure
that every story and every sport
is going to have quality writing,"
Helfand said.
Cook said he hopes to contin-
ue to improve the section when
he takes over in January.
"I just want to leave the sec-
tion in a better place than where
I found it," Cook said. "It's in a
very good place right now, but
we just have to keep pushing
towards where we're working
Public Policy junior Kayla
Upadhyaya, the newly elected
managing arts editor, said she
also wants to work more with
online content, noting she plans
to revamp the arts website The

Filter. As a senior arts editor
this year, Upadhyaya created an
editorial staff for the blog.
"Rebranding The Filter
and really making it its own
dynamic site, I think will really
improve the arts section overall,
especially as journalism makes
its transition into a more online
base," Upadhyaya said.
LSA junior Terra Molengraff,
co-managing photo editor, said
she too hopes to enhance the
photo staff's presence online by
creating more photo blog posts.
"We're probably going to have
weekly blog posts already inte-
grated into the staff positions so
that way we don't have to expect
people to do them," Molengraff
Her co-editor, LSA junior
Adam Glanzman, said having
two managing photo editors will
allow Molengraff and himself to
spread out their responsibilities
and work better with the staff.
Co-managing design edi-
tor Kristen Cleghorn, an Art &
Design junior who joined the
staff in September, said she
hopes to use her design experi-
ence to improve the layout of the
news section.
"We're planning on having
more infographics and to coor-
dinate a little more with news
and bring a more visual aspect
to that," Cleghorn said, adding
that she's toying with different
layout possibilities for the front
Cleghorn will work with co-
managing design editor Nick
Cruz, an LSA freshman.
LSA junior Haley Goldberg,
the newly elected magazine
editor, said The Statement will
include more reader perspective
by dedicating the first few pages
of each issue to popular topics
across campus.
"We hope to talk about things
that are trending on campus,
whether that be current events,
memes or images, and just using
The Statement in those first
couple pages to cultivate what
people are talking about on
campus," Goldberg said.
She added she hopes to con-
tinue to use feature stories to
shine light on important nation-
al topics that affect campus.
Future co-copy chiefs Jose-
phine Adams, an LSA junior,
and Tom McBrien, an LSA soph-
omore, said they will split shifts
up for their staff so style will be
edited by one person, and fact-
checked by another.
"We feel people will be more
thorough in their fact-checking
if they're role is limited to a spe-
cific task," Adams said.

From Page 1
or not the University will pur-
chase the Blimpy Burger facility,
including the 2,776-square-foot
apartment and 950-square-foot
restaurant located on 549 and 551
S. Division St., respectively.
The purchase would cost$l.075
million, and according to a com-
munication signed by Timothy
Slottow, the University's execu-
tive vice president and chief finan-
cial officer, the current property's
managers would maintain control
until August 31, 2013 when their
leases expire.
In a separate communication,
Slottow also requested that the
regents consider the purchase
of nearby 0.09-acre property at
545 S. Division St. for $425,000.
The current residents of the
2,434-square-foot apartments
would be allowed to complete
their leases contracted through
August 31, 2013.
Blimpy Burger employee Kevin
Gorine said in an interview with
The Michigan Daily last week that
he hopes the restaurant, which
has been at its present location for
more than 60 years, will relocate
close to Central Campus.
"It's not a fun thing for anyone,
when you have an icon in one loca-
tion for so long," Gorine said. "But
I (need) to look at the positive side
of it and hope that we can do in a
different spot."
Rich Magner, the owner of
Blimpy Burger, said he hopes loyal
customers will understand that
Blimpy will reopen elsewhere. He
added that he hopes to make an
easy transition to a new location.
It is unknown what the Univer-
sity plans to do with the property,
which sits between West Quad
Residence Hall and the Perry
Building. On Thursday, University
spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said
he could not provide official com-
ment untilthe regents approve the
In a separate communication,
Slottow requested that the regents
approve renovations to the Angell
Hall Courtyard Computing Site,
also known as The Fishbowl and
three adjacent computing class-
From Page 1
vendor that played into the deci-
Brandon told the 1290 WLBY
radio station last week that the
Athletic Department withdrew
from the race because a Univer-
sity-sponsored race could bring
more revenue for charities.
"If we can get more money
routed to the charities because
there isn't a profit motive, we're
always going to prefer to'go that
route," he said in an interview
with the station.
Other SACUA members
agreed with Kearfott and Bran-
don that the Athletic Depart-
ment was right to question
Champion for Charity's motives.

"It is a private company
that runs things for charities,"
Engineering Prof. Robert Ziff,
a SACUA member, said at the
meeting. "There might be anoth-
er side to this story we're not
Last-week, Andrea Highfield,
owner of Champions for Charity,
told The Michigan Daily that the
business has brought in $3.5 mil-
lion for charity overthe six years
it organized the race. Regis-
trants for the run pay a fee rang-
ing from $32 to $39 and must
pay a $3.25 processing charge to
enter. Portions of the proceeds
goto non-profits such as the CS.
Mott Children's and Von Voigt-
lander Women's Hospital.
Champions for Charity could
not be reached for comment
Kearfott called the decision
"well-considered" but said the
University did not do a good job
announcing it.
"The handling of the
announcement could have been
better done," she said.
She said because this was a
single decision and not a poli-
cy change it did not need to be
brought in front of the Advisory
Board on Intercollegiate Athletics,
a committee devoted to providing
advice to the athletic director.
At last week's SACUA meet-
ing, members of ABIA and
SACUA expressed concern that

The cost of the projected is for fundingn
estimated at $4.4 million and will Coleman's
"improve and expand the com- ed as a co
puting site, improve accessibility, regents dur
install a new raised flooring sys- ing.
tem for maximum future flexibil- "We belil
ity and install new movable and tuition leveli
fixed furnishing," accordingto the to the individ
communication. It will also aim to each instituti
improve safety features by adding The lette
new fire alarms throughout the University's
space. and increase
The University's Architecture, decreasing fi
Engineering and Construction from the stat'
division will design the project, "Maintain
which is expectedtobe completed one of the b
in fall 2013. The project will be research inst
funded by investment proceeds is essential,"
and resources provided by the Coleman
Office of the Provost. versity's ec
Michigan, an
Pending approval at Thurs- and pharmac
day's meeting; the University will
also begin to solicit construction HANL
contracts for the Wall Street East TEMPO
Parking Structure. F
The structure's design was
approved at the July 2012 regents Among t
meeting and will provide 530 items up for
additional parking spaces near that would
the medical campus, according to sity presiden
a communication written by Slot- interim appo
tow. approval oflt
The design includes architec- month of Jan
tural details on the faade and Signed by
park-like landscaping that will Ion, the ce
cost the University an estimated that the req
$34 million. The project, expected staffing appo
to be funded by parking resources month of Ja
and to provide about 79 construc- the regents,
tion jobs, is slated to be completed mal meeting
by spring 2014 appointment
will be annou
on the presi
The regents will also formally College, man
receive a letter written by Uni- have said the
versity President Mary.Sue Cole- name an inte
man addressed to the State Budget until the next
Office outlining the University's can appoint
cost saving and efficiency mea- ment.
surements. While Col
In previous years, Coleman that the Law
submitted the University's state nearing com
budget request to the regents for this announ
approval prior to its final submis- before the
sion to the State Budget Office. meeting, sin
As a result of State Budget Office only provide
policy changes, universities now on an interin
are asked to submit a letter assess-
ing the University's yearly perfor- D
mance and providing suggestions Shahinst
Brandon failed to consult ABIA to add new
when the University approved at the discre
the addition of the University of Council of P
Maryland and Rutgers University cellors, whic
to the Big Ten Conference. President M
To ease the ABIA's concerns the leaders o
that it has not been consulted on ties in thec
important University decisions, Athletic Dep
Brandon also agreed to meet with Other SA
SACUA regularly, Kearfott said. quick to note
"We can work on improving the responsible
relationship between faculty gov- also had th
ernance and athletics," she said. cuss the chai
After reading the bylaws and "In theor
learning more about the Big Ten's have consult
procedures, Kearfott also said Medical Sc
some of the anger at Brandon was Kooperman,
misplaced because -the decision said.
lcai qardirn

7 5 4
1 6 3 9 2

letter will be includ-
mmunication to the
ng Thursday's meet-
eve an appropriate
is a decision best left
ual boards governing
ion," Coleman wrote.
r also noted the
efforts to cut costs
e affordability amid
unding per student
ing our position as
rest educational and
itutions in the world
Coleman wrote.
pointed out the Uni-
onomic impact in
d wrote that the Uni-
he potential to assist
he region as a major
luster and hub for
ng, chemical, energy
eutical development.
he list of personnel
approval is a request
allow the Univer-
t or provost to make
intments without the
he board during the
Provost Philip Han-
mmunication states
est will allow interim
intments during the
nuary, even though
will not hold a for-
to approve them. All
s during this time
inced at the February
Ion slated to leave the
his summer to take
dency at Dartmouth
.y University officials
y expect Coleman to
rim provost to serve
t University president
a permanent replace-
leman has suggested
School dean search is
pletion, it is unlikely
icement will come
board's February
ce Hanlon's request
es for appointments
m basis.
aily Staff Reporter Peter
ontributedttothis story.
members is actually
tion of the Big Ten's
residents and Chan-
h includes University
ary Sue Coleman and
f the other universi-
conference, not the
CUA members were
that if Coleman was
for the decision, she
e responsibility dis-
nges with the ABIA.
y, (Coleman) should
ed with the ABIA,"
hool Prof Charles
a SACUA member,



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